Project Leader: Tyler Lau Project Dates: April 13th - November 19th, 2010 Corp Member Dates - May 19th - November 19th 2010 Email Address: email@example.com
Our Team has returned to CVNP from a project at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial (LIBO), a National Park site located in Southern Indiana (check out www.nps.gov/libo).
The Park is the site where President Abraham Lincoln grew up from a young boy to a young man. His father moved his family out there and this was part of the middle portion of President Lincoln's life journey from Kentucky to Indiana to Illinois and of course culminating in the White House in Washington DC.
The 200 acre park has a visitor center with a history of President Lincoln and pieces of his history, including cabinets his father built. President Lincoln's Mother, Nancy, is buried at a cemetary north of the visitor center. A replica cabin is also used at the park to show visitors the settler lifestyle.
The CVNP Native Plants Team journeyed to LIBO to help with invasive plant management. Working alongside LIBO Staff, the team helped gather data on the species of invasive plants and also treated them.
Invasive species that were treated included: Japanese stilt grass (Microstegium vimineum), European Privet (Ligustrum vulgare), Silktree (Albizia julibrissin) and Chinese Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima).
The Team also received a chance to visit the nearby town of Santa Claus, you read that correctly. It was quite a holiday themed town!
Hope the season is going great for everyone and feel free to stop by CVNP to check out the area if you are passing through,
CVNP Native Plant Team